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Orangatang kegel longboard wheel

Loaded and Orangatang products are in some ways prestigious within the longboarding community. It’s hard not to view their products with some form of respect. The Orangatang Kegel are wheels I have wanted to try for a long time now,… Continue Reading…

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Longboard and skateboard bearings pyramid

If you are looking to go as fast as possible and be the first one down the hill, getting the right bearings is critical. The right bearings will allow you to take your skating to the next level without holding… Continue Reading…

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I’m not gonna lie, downhill skating can be hard work, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing. It’s easy to end up doing the same thing over and over at sessions, without making any real progress. Unfortunately, that may… Continue Reading…

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Boxing day has come and gone without me receiving the gifts that I really wanted – or that would have been really useful. Though it is understandable because getting gifts for people can be a headache. Unless you’re some sort… Continue Reading…

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Today’s post is about where you can buy a quality second-hand longboards on the internet. With second-hand boards, you can get something that is of decent quality for relatively cheap. You can skip the headache that comes with owning a… Continue Reading…

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I remember flicking through the cult website, looking at their videos, getting stoked on all the content and genuinely getting excited to buy their gear. I would then look at their wheels and get smacked in the face by how expensive… Continue Reading…

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Well, not exactly. Most complete longboards under $100 probably genuinely cost $50 at production. You’re actually better off buying a board costing $50 and spending the rest of the money on small upgrades for it to improve how it rides and feels…. Continue Reading…

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One thing that annoys me is seeing people comment this on longboard videos – “Just one pebble ….”. WELL, let me tell you some facts bucko. Longboard wheels EAT pebbles for breakfast. Pebbles, small rocks, huge cracks etc. longboard wheels… Continue Reading…

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I know money has been tight, but that the burning desire to skate simply won’t go. It’s like that itch you need to scratch. A simple solution would be to buy one of those cheap cruisers you see online, but I know… Continue Reading…

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I think the most frustrating thing for me as a beginner was not understanding how longboard racing worked. I really wanted to enjoy it, but I simply didn’t know how. How someone could go from being first to last, what… Continue Reading…

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